Medical Care

Living in Europe | Medical care | Malta

Medical care in Malta is available through both public and private hospitals. We suggest that before you travel to the Maltese Islands, all necessary measures are taken to ensure that you, and anyone else travelling with you, is up-to-date on all routine and recommended immunisations according to schedules defined in your country of residence.

The information provided on this portal is not a comprehensive medical guide for travellers to the Maltese Islands. We strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor for specific information related to your needs and your medical history; recommendations may differ for pregnant women, young children, and persons who have chronic medical conditions.

Visitors receiving special medical treatment should bring a medical prescription or a letter of introduction from their family doctor in the event that they would need to purchase particular medication on the island. An EU/EEA national is entitled to receive medical care in Malta should the need arise. The European Health Insurance Card is to be presented.

According to Subsidiary Legislation 35.28 Healthcare Fees Regulation, the following TCNs have free access to all state healthcare in accordance with the entitlements determined by the Ministry for Energy and Health:

  • A person that holds an employment licence and who is paying social security contributions
  • A citizen of a country which has a reciprocal health care agreement in force with Malta
  • A person who enjoys freedom of movement in terms of article 44 of the Constitution of Malta
  • A person undertaking a course of studies at any one of the following institutions: the University of Malta, the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology and the Institute of Tourism Studies
  • A person who is in Malta in an advisory or consultative capacity to the Government 

Public Healthcare in Malta operates through Public Hospitals, Health Care Centres and Pharmacies.

 

 

Health Services

Medical care in Malta is available through both public and private hospitals and the quality of medical care in Malta is excellent.

Malta has an excellent health service. Hospitals are modern and supported by a regional network of health centres. Travellers do not normally require certificates of vaccination or immunisation to enter the Maltese Islands. Malta has reciprocal health agreements with Australia and the United Kingdom. Nationals of these countries, visiting the Islands for no longer than one month, are entitled to free medical and hospital care in both Malta and Gozo.

Visitors receiving special medical treatment should bring a medical prescription or a letter of introduction from their family doctor, in case they need to purchase particular medicines.

Visitors from EU member states should make sure that they have a European Health Insurance card. Also, it is important to know that if you are already paying your social contribution in Malta, you will benefit of free public health services.

 

 

 

 

Public/ Private Hospitals

Medical care in Malta is available through both public and private hospitals and the quality of medical care in Malta is excellent.

Mater Dei Hospital is an acute general teaching hospital offering a full range of hospital services. It also provides an extensive range of specialist services.

Mater Dei aims to create a centre of excellence in the provision of effective and efficient, acute patient centred quality care. It also aims to achieve high levels of patient and staff satisfaction and enhance teaching, research and innovation.

  • Contact details:

Mater Dei Hospital, B'Kara By-pass, B'Kara MSD 2090

Tel: 356 25450000

Email: [email protected]

Find out more on Mater Dei

 
Boffa Hospital is a specialised hospital for Oncology and Palliative Care and Dermatology. This hospital provides both in- and out-patient services. The hospital has the following departments: Pharmacy, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Worker and Chaplaincy services.
 
Mount Carmel Hospital is a mental health hospital that offers both in- and out-patient services. This hospital prides itself on the professionalism and capabilities of human resources and takes a multi-disciplinary approach in all its psychiatric services offering its patients holistic and customised psychiatric, psychological and social care.

St.Vincent de Paul is a long-term residence home for the elderly.
 
Gozo’s General a general hospital with a mix of acute care wards.

 

Karen Grech is a rehabilitation hospital. Patients who have undergone, for example, an amputation, stroke or trauma are treated on both an in- and out-patient basis.
 

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Pharmacies

Medical care in Malta is available through both public and private hospitals and the quality of medical care in Malta is excellent.

Pharmacies are found throughout the Maltese Islands and are open during normal shopping hours. On Sundays, chemists open on a roster from 09.00 until 12.30 in Malta and from 07.30 until 11.00 in Gozo.

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